Love is in the Air

Ribbon cutting at the opening ceremony. The three people to the left are the park’s designer Claude Cormier, our City Councillor Ausma Malik and Stephen Diamond, chair of Waterfront Toronto’s board.

Love Park at Queens Quay and York Street got off to a flying start on June 23, 2023 with all the creators of the park, city officials and a large excited crowd on hand. People were clearly impressed. Comments like “Oh, I didn’t expect it to be so nice” and “Look at the red mosaic edge around the pond”, were in the air. A string quartet was playing and refreshments were handed out. People enjoyed a scavenger hunt, and soon a big black dog paddled around the pond. In fact, many dogs came to check out their own off-leash enclosure. After speeches and ribbon cutting, two weddings were officiated — probably the first of many in Love Park .      

This two-acre park cost $15 million and was delayed by COVID and a temporary shortage of building materials. Like most Waterfront Toronto projects, the materials are first-rate, every detail is carried out to perfection, and even the big Catalpa tree in the pond cooperated by blooming the day before the opening. All worth waiting for! Here is a photo report from the day. 

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Photos: Neal Colgrass

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